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  • Time to let the 2003 go...

    Hey there -

    It's been a while since I've been on here. Medical issues, life, etc. has gotten SO in the way of me riding my beloved 2003 that I've decided I want to let it go to a good home. It hasn't been on the road in a few years (I think 3...) 've been messing with it (cleaning, etc.) and just fired it up after putting everything back together. It started right up like it always has, but is leaking from the carb, and won't idle. My guess is stuck float bowls, but I just had the carb 90% apart and cleaned everything. I guess the next step is to pull the tank, pull the carb, take it 100% apart and soak everything, huh? Maybe a jet is plugged or something...

    Anyway - just wondering if there's any local interest on here for a bike that has never had any issues besides a couple of very minor carb issues.

    It's a 2003 Silverado (but the Silverado barely matters, as none or very few of those parts are still on it).
    ~41K miles
    Freedom Duals
    Swapped spoked wheels for OEM mags
    Jetted
    K&N air filter / intake
    Mustang dual seat setup
    LEDs all around - clear front and rear turn signal lenses
    Clear brake lens

    A bunch of other stuff...

    Let me know if anyone's interested, and for those that aren't interested, I'd like to know what kind of $$$$ you'd ask for this thing.

    Oh - I also have the following list of parts for sale that I could sell as one giant package, or will sell separately - however it works.

    2 Harley batwing fairings
    OEM Silverado soft bags
    OEM bag racks
    Full set of Jardine pipes (I've got video of both the Jardine pipes and the Freedom)
    A bunch of stuff for a solo config:
    Stock seats - I used just the main seat for a 1 up config.
    Fender rack

    I'd prefer to sell everything, but let me know if someone's really partial to one of the four configs in the pics. I almost always went with the solo - hard bags config once I got it there.

  • #2
    Well where you at and how much.

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    • #3
      Get it running perfect No leaks no stumbles. Clean clear title I assume. Really depends on what part of the country you're from. What city state are you in? If you were to sell it as a package deal you should shoot for around $4,000 in today's market. Would be worth a little more if it had the bags painted to match the bike.the market seems to be strong on used cruisers right now a couple years ago I'd say you had a $2,500 bike now I honestly think it would bring $4k in tip top shape around the Indiana area (where I'm at).

      If you want to sell parts be prepared for 90% of the people that ask for a shipping rate not to actually be interested in buying their parts lol. Very frustrating. Take lots of pictures box them up and then you can get an estimate online for how much is going to cost. Shipping can be very expensive on bigger or heavy items. Not to mention it's a complete pain in the ass. If you're getting out of the motorcycle world completely I would try very hard to sell as a complete package with all the miscellaneous parts. Otherwise they will hang around for years and you'll end up throwing them out.

      Make a good ad lots of pictures and video if possible good description of all parts don't just put "too much to list". List every single friggin thing you've done and part that is on the bike. Try to anticipate questions a buyer would ask and put it in your ad. Take a picture of the title with the VIN so they can run a check if they want to. Only way to sell a bike for good money is to get all the information out there. When I go to buy a bike and I have to continually ask questions I lose interest or shoot an incredibly low offer. Also get the bike running perfect do not tell people what it needs do not tell people how easy it is do not tell people it's no big deal do not tell people how cool it is other than this one issue. Fix it or be prepared to sell it for very very little.

      Bottom line is it's a 20-year-old metric bike that doesn't run perfectly right now. We all like them a lot and it's very good looking and has great parts on it. But to the average person it's a 20-year-old bike that not only does not run well but is hard to get to run well for the average person because no one works on a carburetors anymore. If you're not on this clinic you're kind of shit out of luck when it comes to carb work. Very few shops around me will touch a carbureted bikes especially on old Yamaha. Yamaha dealer a few towns over even doesn't want to mess with them at all because the mechanics don't want to mess with them. They either quote an unrealistically high price of $2,000 to fix something or they just simply tell people they don't work on old bikes.
      LET'S RIDE

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      • DEEPHATE
        DEEPHATE commented
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        My local shop wouldn't work on mine when I had carb issues. I bought it there but they told me it was too old.

    • #4
      Great looking bike. I actually prefer the one in the first photo, with the hard bags; the lines flow well, and I LIKE the two-color look, as long as one of them is black. Different preferences for different folk.

      Agree with Lug Nut on getting it running right before offering it up. I'll add that if you can DELIVER it to a buyer then you'll get more $$. Insist on a sizeable $$ deposit before loading anything onto a trailer, just to cover your expenses in case a buyer flakes on you.

      GLWS!

      Location?

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      • #5
        Great advice, and exactly what I was thinking on almost all counts! Thanks so much!

        Sorry - I should have put the location. I'm in suburban Minneapolis, MN

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        • #6
          Exercise caution with this oneā€¦. Those bags have been known to pack Jack across state lines.
          happy Jack

          I feel ya, I went so far as to put new shoes on after I skunked Eureka Springs 2 years ago. I should kick my own ass cause those tires still need scrubbed. Pulled carb yesterday and apart today, as I dropped parts in the cleaner I was wishing I had just gift wrapped it and sent it to Dave for rehab. Damnit I forgot to order a kit, brass is good but rubbers been puckered.

          Take care where ever life leads ya~

          P Birk

          ~ride safe or stay home

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